UAE-based Indian driver hasn't caused a single accident in 38 years


UAE-based Indian driver hasnt caused a single accident in 38 years

Abu Dhabi - He was "surprised" when he was told he would be honoured at the end of his career.

By Team KT

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Published: Sat 12 Jan 2019, 3:27 PM

Last updated: Sun 13 Jan 2019, 8:26 AM

An Indian driver based in Abu Dhabi has been honoured for his 38-year complaint-free career. The Malayalee, who was a light vehicle driver with Emirates Transport (ET), ended his career in December without a single complaint registered against him.

ET on Saturday posted a photo on its official social media handles, showing Abdul Rahman Ponnich, 60, being honoured by Waleed Al Muhairi, executive director of the ET's transport and leasing division.

Talking to Khaleej Times, the driver said he was "surprised" when he was told he would be honoured. "I have worked under several officials, who have gone on to assume top positions across the UAE. Not a single person has complained about me.

"In my 38 years of service, I have not caused a single accident. I did get one or two traffic fines, but no one has ever complained about my driving. Still, I wasn't expecting such an honour," Abdul Rahman said.

The Kannur native, whose term ended on December 31, said he was appointed as a driver for the Ministry of Health and Prevention when he first came to the country. "About 15 years back, they moved me to Emirates Transport."

Abdul Rahman, who has four sons, said he is all set to go back home by the end of this month.

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